Two Chelsea players , Jorginho and Edouard Mendy, are targeting another glorious time with the Blues after the Ballon d’Or award night on Monday (29/11/2021) night Paris time. Both players are on the nominee list and are motivated to be able to present another title for Chelsea.
Jorginho is in third place, losing to Ballon d’Or winner Lionel Messi and Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski, who finished as runners-up .
Even though Jorginho has an extraordinary achievement in 2021, where he led Chelsea to win the Champions League and the Italian national team to win Euro 2020.
The night of awarding the Ballon d’Or made Jorginho immediately excited to target more trophies with Chelsea, where currently the Blues are on track to win the Premier League this season and have already qualified for the knockout phase of the Champions League.
I am very happy, but I got this not because of myself, but with the help of the whole team,” said Jorginho as quoted by the Evening Standard.
“I’m just really grateful and I’m very happy and proud of myself and proud of every part of the team because we deserved it, all together,” said midfielder Chelsea it.
Apart from Jorginho, his Chelsea teammate , N’Golo Kante is in fifth position. Meanwhile, Edouard Mendy was runner-up for the Yashin Trophy or Europe’s best goalkeeper, behind Gianluigi Donnarumma who won.
For football, 2021 is the best year of my life because it’s been an amazing season, we won the biggest title in Europe in my first year at the club. great,” said Mendy.
“This is my best year at the moment. However, I hope the coming years will be better or at least the same,” he continued.
Chelsea is doing well
On the night of the Ballon d’Or awards in Paris, Chelsea was named the best club of the year because of the extraordinary achievements of the men’s and women’s teams.
Thomas Tuchel’s team managed to lift the Champions League trophy and Emma Hayes’ team won the domestic league and cup competitions.
Jorginho’s success in finishing third in the race for the Ballon d’Or this time is the best achievement in the club’s history since Frank Lampard was runner-up in the 2005 Ballon d’Or, behind Ronaldinho.
Meanwhile, Chelsea’s women’s team striker, Sam Kerr, also finished third in the Feminine Ballon d’Or, which was won by Barcelona’s women’s player, Alexia Putellas and team-mate, Jennifer Hermoso, finished runners-up .
Premier League: Tuchel Calls Jorginho’s blunder when facing Manchester United because of glare
Thomas Tuchel claims Jorginho’s blunder which led to Manchester United’s goal at Stamford Bridge was due to glare from spotlights.
Jorginho made a mistake at the back, allowing Jadon Sancho to break free and put Manchester United leading 1-0 in the Premier League clash.
However, there was redemption for Jorginho, as he scored a penalty to put Chelsea level again, with the game ending 1-1.
“It happened, but then it took a lot of courage and personality to be unaffected during the game and to have the courage to take a penalty to equalize in a crucial moment. And I’m very happy he did,” said Thomas Tuchel again.
It all happened in the second half.
Sancho, who is believed to be the spearhead, managed to take advantage of Chelsea’s back line error by breaking into Edouard Mendy’s goal.
“But, I am very happy with the performance of the children. We dominated from the early minutes, very aggressive, and never stopped attacking,” said Thomas Tuchel again